WardsAuto Named Finalist For ASBPE's National And Regional Azbee Awards

Jun 27, 2013, 11:39 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton today announced WardsAuto has been named finalist for national and regional Azbee awards.  The awards, given annually by the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE), recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters and digital media for business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications. 

Tom Duncan, Vice President, said, "For more than 80 years, we've provided a wide range of products serving the information needs of the global auto industry.  It's an honor to be recognized as finalists for this prestigious awards program.  It's a testament to the professionalism and experience of our team."

WardsAuto.com, a comprehensive online resource for data, analysis and connections throughout the automotive community, is a finalist in the National awards program for the "Members/Subscribers-Only Premium Content" and "Original Web Commentary" categories. 

WardsAuto Dealer Business, a monthly publication which provides information dealers need to improve dealership efficiency and profitability, is a finalist in the National awards program for the "Editorial/Editor's Letter" category as well as the Midwest-South regional awards program for the "Opening Page/Spread – Photo" category. 

Award winners will be announced at the regional awards ceremony on July 25 and at the national awards ceremony on July 26.

WardsAuto has won 95 national and regional Azbee awards since 1991 across a wide array of categories including Premium Website, Editorial, Internet News Story, Technical Article, Subscriber Database, Column Writing, and many more.

Earlier this year, WardsAuto was honored with a FAME Award by FOLIO: and min for "Best Awards/Recognition Program" for Ward's 10 Best Engines, an annual list of the ten "best" automobile engines available in the U.S. market, selected by Ward's AutoWorld magazine.  

About Ward's Automotive Group
Ward's Automotive Group is a world-leading provider of auto industry news, data, and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for more than 80 years. WardsAuto World is a monthly magazine serving automotive professionals. WardsAuto.com is an online subscription service delivering virtually all the industry news, data, and analysis compiled by WardsAuto. Other products include the weekly industry newsletter Ward's Automotive Reports, the monthly magazine WardsAuto Dealer Business, and a wealth of information services including reference annuals, online databases, and customized data reports.

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Kate Spellman
SVP, Marketing
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Email: kate.spellman@penton.com